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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Drink a beer, save a butterfly!

Silverspot IPA holds a permanent slot in the Pelican lineup with its brilliant gold color and assertively complex hop aroma. Brew Master Darron Welch selected the blend of Sterling, Fuggle and Meridian hops, focusing on herbal, floral, spicy and tangerine-like characters to create this highly drinkable 6% abv English-Style IPA.

Silverspot IPA celebrates the Oregon Silverspot butterfly which once flourished in coastal grasslands from Washington to California. Due to habitat loss, this threatened butterfly is now found only in a handful of protected areas. The Oregon Coast is home to most of these sites including nearby Mt. Hebo and Cascade Head, which can be seen from the patio of the Pelican Pub & Brewery. Oregon Silverspot butterflies depend on a unique ecosystem of coastal grasslands, with caterpillars feeding on violet leaves and butterflies drinking the nectar of flowering plants. A collaborative habitat restoration and reintroduction program is helping to increase this butterfly population. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will help fund conservation efforts for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22 oz. Bottle purchased for $5.59 + tax @ Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle. Half inch rapidly dissipating medium lace wispy light orange head. Crystal clear thin bright gold color. Mild English hop subtle floral hop front. No sediment. Medium light textured mild sweet delicately herbal fruit crisp Pale Ale body. Very drinkable refreshing mild hop spice end. Fresh English hop flavors and no English stank. Nice mild IPA. (3.0 / 5.0).


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (132) - - APR 15, 2015
(Bottle) Very fruity, like melon and berries. Not too hoppy or bitter. I like it because it’s unique, but wouldn’t say it’s great or anything.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Medium orange hue, a bit hazy, with a rocky thick off white head. Nice perfumey citrus hop aroma, sweet. The flavour combination of citrus/orange hops and caramel malts give a marmalade character that is very nice. Moderately bitter finish. I like Pelican’s beers, and this is a good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (693) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Appearance was clear deep orangish gold with diminishing creamy off white 1/2 head, spotty lacing. Aromas are crystal, caramel notes with spicy, earthery, flowery subtle hops presence. Taste are orange marmalade, spicy hops upfront gives way to toffee sweet middle. The soft leathery, tobacco hop finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with an average length, then a English balanced finish. Overall, a easy soft English IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2015
This is decent. Not overly bitter, but it has a good hop flavor that would really be quite sessionable, but not in the terrible session ipa way. I mean, if you want a light ipa, just drink a pale! Anyways, this is good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 2, 2015
Piney almost minty hops, orange, candy, citrus peel, bittersweet finish. Classic west coast citrus ipa, maybe a bit too simple and not as full bodied as i like them.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seehaferb23 (37) - - FEB 25, 2015
This is a easy drinking IPA with a nice palate. The color didn't seem like an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3200) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Glass, 6 ounces, brown bottle, during the Media luncheon, trip to the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, average lacing; nose: orange, hops, light pine; mouth: orange, hops, light pine, light grapefruit, light astringency, semi-dry finale in pine with presence of orange, medium-full body, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 6 onces, bouteille brune, lors du dîner des média, voyage au Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve, dentelle moyenne; nez : orange, houblon, léger pin; bouche : orange, houblon, léger pin, léger pamplemousse, légère astringence, finale semi-sèche en pin avec présence d’orange, corps moyen-corsé, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a moderate off-white head and some floaties in there. Nose has some citrus with a little bit of grass coming through. Taste is light and seemingly fresh, with floral and citrus notes combining to make an easy-to-drink English IPA. Better than I anticipated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Floral, orangey hops and their resinous bitterness balance out polished honeyed cereals and their biscuity angles for a lean, accomplished pint of IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam leaves tufts of foam all around the clear golden amber.
-The slender body, soft prickling of carbonation and refined flavor profile make for high drinkability.
-The hop aftertaste leaves a few wet leaves on the palate.
-This is as professional as their famous Imperial Pelican Ale.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (745) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2015
Alluring floral aroma is best feature. Restrained flavour is lacking something (given the strength) and results in a brew a little lacking in coherence.


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